No compromise at Croke Park as Australia beat Ireland in the final test to win the three game series.

The third match between players from Ireland's Gaelic football and from Australian rules football was an entertaining end to the compromise rules series.   

Australia got off to a great start scoring 23 points before Ireland had registered any score. Ultimately this gap would be too great to bridge. There was some hope when Ireland's Bernard Flynn scored the only goal of the game narrowing the gap to just four points but Australia hung on for victory.

The final score was Australia 59 Ireland 55 making Australia the series winners by two games to one.

The GAA was pleased with the international rules series overall and believe football here can learn from the Australian game. 

Thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a very entertaining game. I think it is a game that will be well worth seeing in the future.

Spectators supporting both teams who spoke to RTÉ News enjoyed the match.

An RTÉ News report broadcast 1 November 1987. The reporter is Caroline Erskine.